Thursday, February 12, 2015

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Upcoming events and activities

Released by Andrea Spenst, FVRL


ental Silence Meditation at Sardis Library:  Mondays, Jan 5th April 27th, 7:00-8:00pm


Mental silence is the experience of inner silence which brings a peaceful and clearer awareness. It is easy to learn, and with the guidance of Sergiy Fadyeyev, can generate significant results quickly. Mental Silence can reduce stress and have a profound balancing effect on physical, mental and emotional dimensions of the students, enhancing both resilience and total well being.


Book Clubs

Sardis Library Book Club: Thursday, Feb 19th, 7:00-8:30pm

Yarrow Library Book Club: Thursday, Feb 19th, 6:30-7:45pm

Chilliwack Library Evening Book Club: Wednesday, Feb 25th, 7:00-8:30pm.


Meet fellow book lovers and discuss a selected title. Call or visit the library to learn which book is being discussed this month. Copies of the current month's book are available at the library.



Teen Advisory Group

Chilliwack Library, Thursday, Feb 19th, 6:00pm-8:00pm

Are you a teen? Join the Chilliwack Libraries Teen Advisory Group (TAG). Be a library ambassador and help organize, run and promote teen library programs. There is lots of snacks and fun to be had. Volunteer hours are granted for all TAG activities. Apply at any of the Chilliwack Libraries, new members welcome!



Knit One, Knit All

Chilliwack Library: Tuesdays, Jan 6th - Tuesday, Apr 28th, 1:00pm-2:30pm

Sardis Library: Wednesdays, Jan 7th - Apr 29th, 1:00pm-2:30pm

Yarrow Library: Thursdays: Feb 19, 1:30-3:00pm

Pack up your needles and yarn and head to the library! Our new Tuesday afternoon knitting group is a wonderful way to spend an afternoon with fellow knitters. See you there!



eHelp Desk

Chilliwack Library: Wednesdays, Jan 7th - Wednesday, Apr 29th, 2:00pm-4:30pm

Sardis Library: Tuesdays, Jan 6th Apr 28th, 1:30-4:00pm

Visit one of the Chilliwack Libraries' eHelp Desks for one-on-one help with downloading digital content (eBooks, audiobooks, and magazines) and accessing databases via the FVRL's website.



Conversation Circles

Chilliwack Library: Mondays, (excluding Feb 9 & Apr 6th),  Jan 5th - Monday, Apr 27th, 7:00pm-8:30pm

Sardis Library: Wednesdays, Jan 7 Apr 29,  7:00pm-8:30pm

Are you an adult trying to improve your spoken English? Would you like to meet new friends in the community? Chilliwack Libraries, in partnership with Chilliwack Learning Society, host free, drop-in Conversations Circles.



Quilting Group

Sardis Library, Wednesdays, Jan 7th - Apr 29th, 10:00am-4:30pm

Bring your quilting projects, sewing machine and hand work and join the Sardis Library Quilting Group for a day of quilting in the comforts of the library. This group meets weekly to quilt and socialize. Please note that this is a non-instructional drop-in group. Space is limited so please bring hand work in case the tables are occupied. Don't forget to bring your lunch and coffee mug!



Stitch Together

Sardis Library: Mondays, Jan 5th Apr 27th, 1:00pm-3:00pm

Bring your projects or kits and head to the library to join our new needlework group! Regardless of your level, we invite you to come together and share your love of needle arts with other needlework enthusiasts. Whether you love cross-stitch, embroidery or other types of needle art, come work on your project with others who share the same passion. Bring your projects, additional lighting, and your enthusiasm.



Boomers and Beyond

Sardis Library, Monday, Feb 23rd, 1:00pm-3:00pm

Are you new to the community or newly retired? Are you a 60+ adult looking to connect with others in our community? Drop in and participate in our monthly library social. There will be coffee and treats, as well as great conversation and games! Guest speakers will be on hand from 2:30 to3 p.m. to talk about various resources for seniors and caregivers.



Sardis Library Unplugged

Sardis Library, Friday, Feb 27th,  3:30pm-5:00pm

Are you a new or experienced teen musician looking for a place to practice, share and create live acoustic music? Bring your instruments and jam at the Sardis Library. Teens of all skill levels and styles are welcome. Call the Sardis Library at 604-858-5503 for more information.




Sardis Library: Tuesday, Feb 17th, 3:30-4:30pm

Chilliwack Library: Wednesday, Feb 18th, 3:30-4:30pm

Love LEGO? We provide the LEGO, you bring your imagination! Come play, create, and experiment. LEGO Club is a fun after school program for kids ages 7 to 12. Sign up for the day at the information desk. Each session is limited to 15 attendees so arrive early to avoid disappointment!




Sardis Library: Mondays, Jan 19th April 27th (excluding Feb 9 & Apr 6th), 10:30-11:00am

Chilliwack Library: Tuesdays, Jan 20th - Tuesday, Apr 28th, 10:30am-11:00am

Yarrow Library: Tuesdays, Jan 20th - Apr 28th, 10:30am-11:00am

Introduce kids to the love of books and language with Storytime! Children and caregivers will enjoy interactive stories, songs, rhymes, and more. Storytime prepares children to learn to read.



Pyjama Storytime

Sardis Library, Thursday, Feb 26th, 6:45pm-7:15pm

Tuck into a story! Children and caregivers will be entertained with stories, songs, rhymes, and more. Kids are encouraged to wear their pyjamas and bring their favourite stuffie. Storytime prepares children to learn to read.



Sardis Digital Clickers

Sardis Library, Tuesday, Feb 17th, 7:00pm-8:30pm

Are you into digital photography? Do you have a DSLR camera? Join Chris of ChrisTopher Films and the Sardis Digital Clickers group! Bring your camera and explore the ins and outs of digital photography in a friendly supportive setting. Contact for more information.



Sardis Library Genealogy Group

Sardis Library, Thursday, Feb 17th, 10:30am-12:00pm

Improve your genealogy software skills with Ancestry Library Edition. Share ideas, learn new tips and tricks, and solve research road blocks to learn the history of the area and era of your choice. New members welcome. Facilitated by Marlene Dance, UFV Elder College Instructor, and assisted by Katie England.



Teens and Tweens Pro-D Day Button Making

Sardis Library, Friday, Feb 20th, 2:00pm-3:00pm

Make and design your own buttons! All materials are provided, but if you want to you can bring your own pictures, magazines, or comics from home.



What's a Midwife?

Chilliwack Library, Saturday, Feb 28th, 2:00pm-3:30pm

Did you know that Registered Midwives in BC are primary health care providers and their services are fully covered by your BC medical care card? Join Cheryl Mount, a Registered Midwife with 20 years experience and owner of Chilliwack Midwifery, as she explains the role of a midwife during pregnancy, labor and postpartum care. If you're curious about what a midwife is or does, this is the session for you!



Family Board Game Meetup

Chilliwack Library, Sunday, Mar 1st, 2:00pm-4:00pm

Sardis Library, Thursday, Mar 5th, 6:00-8:00pm

We have the board games and cards. You bring the family, your neighbours or come on your own and meet some new friends. All ages are invited.



Celebrating Our Local Talent

Chilliwack Library, Wednesdays, Mar 4th - Wednesday, Mar 25th, 11:00am-4:00pm

Experience the creative process live! Our featured artists work in a wide range of mediums and will be available to demonstrate their work and answer questions from the public.



Friends of the Chilliwack Libraries

Chilliwack, Wednesday, Mar 4th, 2:00pm-3:00pm

Join the Friends of the Chilliwack Libraries and support the library through advocacy, fundraising and assistance with various projects and programs. New friends are always welcome! Call the library for meeting location.



Toddler Meetup

Chilliwack Library, Thursdays, Mar 5th - Thursday, Mar 26th, 10:30am-11:30am

Do you and your toddler need a morning out? Join our weekly toddler meetup! There is space for the toddlers to play and the parents to converse. Each session begins with storytelling by a librarian. For ages 18 months to 3 years, however younger siblings are welcome to tag along.



Heart of a Hoofbeat, Author Margaret Evans

Yarrow Library, Saturday, Mar 7th, 1:00pm-2:00pm

Author of Heart of a Hoofbeat, Margaret Evans, will take you on a journey that begins 35,000 years ago in southern France to tell the fascinating story of the evolution of the horse. Margaret has been observing and studying horses for 30 years.





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